THANK YOU, for being a part of the AFE community, and for all your support for the students and families of Seattle Public Schools.


Give to the Alliance for Education

When you give to the Alliance for Education, you are helping to create sustainable and equitable funding sources for public education in Seattle, and we ensure that your donation will fund resources and programs that work for Seattle’s kids.


Give to a School Account

The Alliance is honored to serve as a fiscal sponsor for over 170 PTAs, booster clubs, and organizations associated with our city’s 95 public schools. Your gifts to these groups help bolster and maintain the quality and character of our individual schools.


Give to the Right Now Needs Fund

When you give to the Right Now Needs Fund, the funds address the most basic needs of Seattle Public Schools students to ensure that students can come to school and focus on learning.


Give to Ed Equity Fund

By donating today to the Education Equity Fund, the Alliance can ensure students in Seattle Public Schools have access to continuous learning despite school closures. 100% of contributions will directly address the continuous learning needs of Seattle Public Schools students, families, and teachers.

Donations FAQ

What does the Alliance do?

The Alliance for Education exists to promote excellence in Seattle Public Schools. We partner with the district in key strategic initiatives that aim to eliminate opportunity gaps between student groups in an effort to ensure that every child is prepare for college, career, and life.

In addition to our strategic work, we offer awards and scholarships to principals, teachers, administrators, and students at SPS.

We also provide direct fiscal services and support to schools and school-related groups including booster clubs and alumni, parent, and community groups.

No. The Alliance for Education is independent of the school district. We act as a partner with the district on initiatives, such as the Seattle Teacher Residency. While we exist to support and improve public education in Seattle, we are separate from the district itself.

The Alliance for Education is a “Local Education Fund,” or LEF. There are approximately 80 LEFs across the country. Models vary, but we are united in our purpose to support and improve public education in the U.S.

The Alliance for Education works with the district and other community leaders to determine what type and level of investment best addresses student needs at a given time.

We also work with funders and the district to secure grants that either support district-led programs or those directly managed at the Alliance. To learn more about specific programs, please visit our Right Now Needs Fund and Seattle Teacher Residency page

Yes, several.  The Alliance for Education administers awards to principals, teachers, and students exhibiting excellence in the classroom.

Visit our Awards & Scholarships page to learn more.

Yes and no. While we do interact with students constantly, we primarily focus on systemic change in the district. We also partner with many amazing grassroots and direct service organizations who inform our direction and our work.

Yes and no.  Our investments are focused on system-wide changes that create the conditions for success for every child in every school.

However, we do provide fiscal sponsorship services to approximately 120 school-based groups including booster clubs and alumni, parent, and community groups.

You can learn more through our School Fiscal Services page.

If your organization is affiliated with Seattle Public Schools, it’s possible. Please see our School Fiscal Services page to learn more about what kind of groups qualify for fiscal sponsorship.

Contact us for questions about planned giving, gifts of stock, and more.

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We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

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If you have made an error in making your donation or change your mind about contributing to the Alliance foe Education, we will honor your request for a refund made within 15 business days of your donation. To request a refund, please contact Sheena Wu. Refunds are returned using the original method of payment, except cash donations will be returned via check. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card.